Morne Morkel dropping my catch was the turning point: Chris Gayle

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Kolkata, April 12: Chris Gayle, who was awarded the man-of-the-match for his blistering 56-ball 96 against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League encounter here on Saturday, said one of the turning points of the match was when South African Morne Morkel dropped him on 33.

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The West Indies left-hander went onto score 96 and helped his side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) win the match 3 wickets and an over to spare at the Eden Gardens.

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He also credited fellow team-mate Harshal Patel for his efforts.

"One of the turning points of the game was Morne dropping my catch... apart from it the other turning point came when I told Patel to hit one of the six off the last two deliveries off Narine's final over. He missed out on the first one and I told him to go again. He then hit the last one out of the park," Gayle said at the post match presentation ceremony.

The big West Indian dedicated the award to his mother, who has her birthday on Saturday.

"Happy Birthday to Mom, hope she's watching and I wish you many more, this was for you," he said.

IANS

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